Carlos Sainz Jr. 2015 at Toro Rosso

Carlos Sainz Jr. 2015 at Toro Rosso
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S since October 4th it is known that Sebastian Vettel goes to Ferrari. For the decision to promote Daniil Kvyat from Toro Rosso to Red Bull, team advisor Helmut Marko only needed a few minutes of transfer time. It took the Austrian a little longer to clarify the successor to Kvyat at Toro Rosso. Now almost 2 months later, Carlos Sainz Jr. has finally won the bid.

Toro Rosso 2015 with 2 rookies

'That has been my goal since I was accepted into the Red Bull youth program. I would like to thank Red Bull for the trust they have placed in me,' said the young man politely. At 20, Sainz is clearly the oldest pilot in the team. Toro Rosso had already given the other cockpit to the 17-year-old Max Verstappen in the summer.

This means that the Red Bull B-Team will start the coming season with 2 rookies. Verstappen recently completed some Friday training sessions and the two test days in Abu Dhabi for Toro Rosso. Sainz was allowed to drive the Red Bull for a day during the test. Last year he was able to show his talent in the Young Driver Test for Toro Rosso.

Sainz Jr. spent a long time at the Toro Rosso Watchlist

'With Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen as the driver pairing for the coming year, we are continuing the tradition of giving young talents from the Red Bull youth program a chance to take their first steps in Formula 1', team boss Franz Tost commented on the decision.

'I followed Carlos' path through the junior series closely. He kept improving the further it went up. In the end there was victory in the Renault World Series. I can still remember the day of testing with us in 2013 at Silverstone in the STR8. He really surprised me and our engineers that day with his mature attitude and speed. '

Duel of famous sons

Sainz is not only current World Series champion. He is the youngest ever champion in this category. By the way, he replaced Kevin Magnussen, who was under contract with McLaren this year. There is also a parallel with his future teammate: Both Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen have famous fathers who have also celebrated successes in motorsport and the careers ofHave actively promoted sons.


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